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The Miners' Hymns, Tribeca Film Festival

19:00, 22 April 2011 | 19:30, 25 April 2011 | 12:45, 28 April 2011
Clearview Cinemas Chelsea | 260 West 23rd Street | Between 7th & 8th Avenues
New York, US
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The Miners' Hymns staged its world premiere screening (as a finished film) at this year's Tribeca Film Festival, which ran from 20 April - 1 May 2011.

The 10th annual Tribeca Film Festival took place in Lower Manhattan, New York and showcased over 100 feature length directors from around the world. The first annual Tribeca Film Festival was launched in 2002 by Jane Rosenthal and Robert De Niro and was founded to celebrate New York City as a major film making institution as well as to contribute to the long-term financial recovery of Lower Manhattan.

The Miners’ Hymns is a homage in film and music to the coal mining history of North East England, for which Forma initiated a first time collaboration between renowned American filmmaker Bill Morrison and acclaimed Icelandic musician and composer Jóhann Jóhannsson.

Bill Morrison’s films are frequently made for screening with live music, and he has worked in this way with some of today’s most acclaimed contemporary classical composers including John Adams, Gavin Bryars and Steve Reich. Similarly, Jóhannsson is a composer for film, dance and theatre and has collaborated previously with other musicians including Marc Almond, Barry Adamson and Pan Sonic.

The Miners Hymns has since screened at the following events.

22 September – 2 October 2011 RIFF, Reykjavik International Film Festival, Reykjavik,
20 October – 30 October 2011 Doclisboa, IX International Film Festival, Lisbon,
16 November - 27 November 2011 IDFA, 24th International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam,
5 December – 10 December 2011 Human Rights Film Festival, Zagreb,

Click here to view the 2012 touring portfolio.

Related links

More information on the original performance in Durham
Tribeca Film Festival
Bill Morrison
Jóhann Jóhannsson

Further information for presenters of Forma projects



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